Hooded Menace
Darkness Drips Forth


5.0
classic

Review

by Hawks USER (117 Reviews)
November 2nd, 2015 | 215 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Finnish death metal masters, Hooded Menace, have done it again...

Hooded Menace, always a reliable band. Take this year for example, there haven't been a ton of great releases in the death metal genre. There's some standouts such as Horrendous and Cruciamentum, plus a few others, but Hooded Menace takes the cake in terms of death metal, and metal in general, thus far in 2015.

The most important aspect of Hooded Menace has been the atmosphere and that is the case for their newest album Darkness Drips Forth. With this being released during the Halloween season, it's very appropriate. This music just gives you the feeling that this is what serial killers listen to before they go on a spree. The riffs here are amazing throughout the entire duration of the album. As always there's a very heavy doom influence here, particularly funeral doom. While the riffs aren't fast or all that complicated, they make up for it in the melodic and mesmerizing and straight up filthy categories for sure. Honestly feels like Satan is about to come through your speakers. There's a few horror samples throughout the album too that just feeds more into the atmosphere of the album and this band in general. Vocals here are perfect as well. The echo effect on them really is a plus too. It's only a slight echo, but it makes the fierce growls sound like they're coming from a real demon in the night.

You could bring up how they kind of sound like a modern day Autopsy or Incantation, but those comparisons should be over with by now. Hooded Menace are paving their own road in the world of death metal nowadays. Along with Obliteration, Ulcerate, and Funebrarum, these guys are right at the top with them when it comes to modern death metal greatness. This album, along with the rest of their discography, is fantastic and they haven't slipped up yet. If you like horror movies, a little funeral doom mixed with death metal action, and all things evil and morbid, you'll love Darkness Drips Forth. Top of the top in terms of 2015 death metal and really metal in general over the past few years.



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Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Wanted to review something and couldn't figure out what.... Then this popped up. Best dm this year just beating out Horrendous by a hair. But yeah, everyone listen to this. m/



https://hoodedmenace.bandcamp.com/album/darkness-drips-forth

Digging: Cradle of Filth - Existence Is Futile

evilford
November 2nd 2015


52893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol really short rev but pos'd

gotta check this

ShadowRemains
November 2nd 2015


26648 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

k so how good is this really (compared to, say, fulfill the curse)

Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Eh yeah that's usually about the length I go for lol. Thanks though bro, you'll love this I think.

Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It's not as good as Fulfill the Curse, but I'd definitely have it as a close second.

evilford
November 2nd 2015


52893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

close second huh? hmmmmmmmmm sweet

enedwaith
November 2nd 2015


1865 Comments


I've only ever heard never cross the dead but I worship that album. gonna check this later today if I can

evilford
November 2nd 2015


52893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude you gotta check fulfill the curse too

Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nothing they've done is under a 4.5 for me tbh.

evilford
November 2nd 2015


52893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Funebratim"



might wanna fix that hawks ;]

Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Fuck nice catch bro.

evilford
November 2nd 2015


52893 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

m/m/m/

Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

[2]

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
November 2nd 2015


10992 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

stream?



Hopelust
November 2nd 2015


3568 Comments


"This music just gives you the feeling that this is what serial killers listen to before they go on a spree."

Not sure this is the best way to be promoting music...

Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Idk Game it's on Spotify that's where I jammed it.

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
November 2nd 2015


10992 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that'll do it, will check

Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You should dig this hard. m/

Deathconscious
November 2nd 2015


26481 Comments


"Not sure this is the best way to be promoting music..."

are you aware of the bands genre, my friend?

Hawks
November 2nd 2015


75355 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

That's what I was thinking lol. I thought that my description was pretty spot on tbh.



I also added a link of their Bandcamp page where the album is streaming, check the first comment of this thread if you're looking for it.



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